Flat Rock Motorized Trail For ATV Riding
The 55th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Colorado.
Sunday 17 July 2016 05:21 GMT
West of Castle Rock in the Rampart Range area, the Flat Rock Motorized Traill #674 is a 4 mile route open to offroad motorcycle and ATVriding. This is a very popular and heavily used motorized travel route. Directions from Sedalia: Drive 10 miles west on Highway 67. Turn left (south) on Rampart Range Road.
This route connects with the Bar Motorized Trail #673.
To reach the trailhead from Denver, take Santa Fe (Highway 85) south to Sedalia, or from Castle Rock, take Highway 85 north to Sedalia. From Sedalia, take Highway 67 west approximately ten miles to Rampart Range Road. It is at the top of a hill and is well marked. Use caution as there is limited visibility of oncoming traffic. To the north is the Forest Service Indian Creek Work Center. Turn south on Rampart Range Road to access the OHV trails. The road begins here and runs south all the way to Colorado Springs. There are several parking and camping areas all along the way. Note that Rampart Range Road is not open to unlicensed vehicles. The Powerline (#690) and beginner trails (#627) parallel the road most of the way and can be used to get from one area to another if your bike is not licensed.
If you continue past Rampart Range road on Highway 67 about three miles you will come to the Sprucewood Inn. There is another small parking area just south of there with access to some of the more dificult trails. You can check in at the Sprucewood for trail maps, directions and some refreshment.
Persons approaching from the south may take Rampart Range Road from Woodland Park, or Highway 67 from Deckers.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is limited to designated roads that are signed as open or marked on the forest recreation map. To be safe (and legal), contact the Forest Service HQ to obtain a map at (719) 553-1400.
Overall, Flat Rock Motorized Trail is the 55th most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Flat Rock Motorized Trail including Long Hollow Motorized Trail, Noddle Motorized Trail, Power Line Motorized Trail, Bar Motorized Trail, Rainbow Falls OHV Area and North Divide OHV Area.